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Have a Professional Health Degree: How to Apply

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If you have a health professional baccalaureate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from an accredited university or equivalent, as well as significant maternity care experience, then you may be considered for an accelerated stream of the Midwifery Education Program (MEP).

  • The Post-Baccalaureate Program for Health Professionals (PBHP) is typically only offered to a few suitable applicants each year.
  • During the review of your application to the 4-year MEP, you will be identified as holding a previous health professional degree.
  • If you are successful regarding the basic admissions requirements of the MEP and are selected for an interview, you will be formally informed of the PBHP.
  • If you are interested in the PBHP, you will be required to submit detailed information about your relevant past clinical and academic experience in maternity care, on the same day that you attend your interview.
  • Candidacy for the PBHP is conditional on both a successful overall application to the MEP, and relevant educational and work experience.  If you meet these criteria, you will be invited to a PHBP interview.
  • During a PBHP interview, your work history will be reviewed, as well as your readiness to transition into midwifery, and your aptitude to meet the demands of an intensive, condensed program.
  • Meeting criteria does not guarantee an offer of admission, since applicants can outnumber available spots.
  • The PBHP is completed over 6 consecutive semesters (no summer break between year 1 and 2).
  • Applicants offered admission to the PBHP can decide whether to accept it or a place within the 4-year MEP.

It’s important to be aware of the following:

  • The Midwifery Education Program (MEP) is very competitive and has a limited enrolment. There are approximately 45 applicants accepted into the MEP program at each site every year.
  • Successful applicants usually have completed one or more years of university or have equivalent experience before applying.
  • Grades are only one of the components reviewed for entry into this rigorous and rewarding program.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person/Convention Refugee living in Canada or in the process of getting your residency status. This program is not available to international students.
  • February 1st is the deadline to submit all required application documents.
  • Applicants with in-progress prerequisite subject(s) must present final or midterm grades by the February 1 deadline.

University Studies

If you have completed a degree or are currently enrolled in university, you must meet the following requirements:

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with six Grade 12 U/M courses including:
    • Grade 12 U English (ENG4U preferred)
    • Biology (SBI4U)
    • Chemistry (SCH4U)
    • One Grade 12 U or M course in Canadian World Studies or the Social Sciences and the Humanities (i.e. history, sociology anthropology, psychology, family studies, geography, law.)
  • Minimum of 75% required in each of the subjects listed above and a minimum of 75% overall average.
  • For applicants who do not meet the required overall average from university, we will consider either of the following:
    • Ten university courses -- regardless of the year of completion -- with grades of at least 75%; or
    • Two years of university with a minimum overall average of 75%.
    • Applicants who have completed less than two years of university studies or less than 10 courses, must have an overall average if at least 75%.

College Studies

If you have completed a diploma at a College of Applied Art and Technology (or equivalent) or if you are currently enrolled, you must meet the following requirements:

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with six Grade 12 U/M courses including:
    • Grade 12 U English (ENG4U preferred)
    • Biology (SBI4U)
    • Chemistry (SCH4U)
    • One Grade 12 U or M course in Canadian World Studies or the Social Sciences and the Humanities (i.e. history, sociology anthropology, psychology, family studies, geography, law.)
    • Minimum of 75% required in each of the subjects listed above and a minimum of 75% overall average.
  • You must have achieved an overall B in your college courses.

Step 1:  Submit an online application form. Visit Applications and Related Forms for details on which form to use.

Step 2: Submit/Upload Required Documents

  • Once you have received an email acknowledgement of your application from Toronto Metropolitan University, and you have successfully activated your Toronto Metropolitan University Online Identity, you should begin the process of submitting your transcripts and supporting documents through your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal, as applicable.
  • Please visit the Document Submission page to determine what documents you are required to submit and how to submit them.

Applications and required documents must be received by February 1.

Midwifery Self-ID and Admissions Survey

The MEP uses the Midwifery Self-ID and Admissions Survey to gather information on applicants' clinical placement region preferences and their desire to participate in the voluntary Equity Admissions Self-ID and/or Indigenous Admissions Processes. Further information n the three sections of the Survey can be found below.

The Equity Admissions Self-ID

The Equity Admissions Self-ID is used to promote equitable representations of Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPOC) and/or racialized people in the MEP's interviews for admission. Further information on this process can be found on our website here: The Equity Admissions Self-ID. Applicants who wish to self-ID can do so by completing this voluntary section of the Survey.

The Indigenous Admissions Process

The Indigenous Admissions Process (IAP) is designed to counter some of the systemic disadvantages that may affect Indigenous applicants' access to the MEP. Further information on this process can be found on our website here: The Indigenous Admissions Process. Applicants who choose to self-identify as Aboriginal, First Nations, Métis, or Inuit can indicate that they wish to participate in the IAP by completing this voluntary section of the Survey.

Clinical Placement Region Preference

Toronto Metropolitan University places students in clinical placements in two different regions: the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Greater Ontario Area (GOA). Placement regions are described here: TMU Affiliated Teaching Practices. Applicants must indicate their clinical placement region preferences by completing this required section of the Survey.

Submission Instructions

Applicants are required to submit the Midwifery Self-ID and Admissions Survey by February 1, 2023.

1. Access your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal account.

Here's how to access your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal account:

a. Get your Toronto Metropolitan University Student Number in the email acknowledgement of your application.

b. Activate your TMU Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form on the Accounts website. When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit TMU Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password.

c. 24 hours after activating your TMU Online Identity, visit the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal

2. Click on the button to link to the eForms Centre.

3. Next, click on the eForms Centre tile.

4. Then click on the Midwifery Self ID Form link.

 

Application Status

The ChooseTMU Applicant Portal is our primary way of communicating with you, so check your portal often. It is your responsibility to read all the letters we post to your My Communications page, accessible via the ChooseTMU Applicant Portal. It is also your responsibility to track your application status under My Application Status.

Personal Interviews

  • Interviews are conducted online.
  • Applicants are asked a series of interview questions and the recorded answers are reviewed by the assessor.
  • Interviews typically focus on a number of areas, including:
    • Motivation to become a midwife
    • Qualities such as empathy, responsibility, flexibility, and self-reflexivity.
    • Awareness of the reality and demands of being a midwifery student and a midwife in Ontario.
    • Skills such as communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Post Interview Process 

  • After the interview stage is completed, offers of admissions will be made to approximately 45 successful candidates in early May. Candidates are notified of their admission decisions through their ChooseTMU account.
  • A select number of applicants who were not granted admission may be placed on a waiting list.
  • All waiting lists are automatically dissolved at the beginning of the school year (end of the first week of classes). So, if you have not heard from us by then, and are still interested in the MEP at Toronto Metropolitan University, please reapply for admission for the following year.